This is about actually maintaining stability and security in the water as far away from Australia’s shore as possible. The submarines play an important role because they are part of a network of capabilities that come together…You start to build a picture that is just not so easy for a competitor to find its way through,”
Ms Shrimpton said.
Ms Shrimpton said submarines would create “a pulse in the mind of countries like China if it was thinking of attacking”.
When you think about how conflicts begin, it might start one domain with one action, but it rarely stays within that.”